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AN.IV.125 Pa.thama Mettaa Sutta Those who permiate the four quarters with friendliness can be divided into the following categories:
1. those who spread loving kindness [mettaa] who will consequently be born in the realm of the Brahmas after death;
2. those who spread compassion [karu.naa] who will consequently be born in the realm of the radiant Brahmas [aabhassara] after death;
3. those who spread sympathetic joy [muditaa] who will consequently be born in the realm of the ever-radiant Brahmas [subhaki.nha] after death;
4. those who spread equanimity [upekkhaa] who will consequently be born in the realm of the vehappala Brahmas [vehappala] after death;
Those who attain any of these levels through practice outside the Buddha's teaching, when passing away from that existence in the Brahma world, will fall into the unfortunate realms [abhaayabhuumi] -- however, noble disciples of the Buddha who attain these levels will subsequently enter upon parinibbaana.
35/331 Catukanipaata Tatiya Pa.n.naasaka A"nguttara A.ii.


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